Queen Edith's Way, Cambridge
Architecture, Passivhaus principles, Basement
This scheme seeks to provide 55No. high-quality serviced apartments on a disused brownfield site within the city of Cambridge. Underground parking is proposed to protect the amenity of neighbouring sites.
The site enhances its setting, drawing upon the local context of Queen Edith’s Way incorporating key architectural features and materials albeit a contemporary interpretation utilising high quality natural materials and colour tones.
The building forms have developed from careful analysis of the existing site conditions and reflects the current patterns of development and building lines.
The proposal brings contemporary features to the existing street scene considering carefully the existing buildings, to present a well balanced active façade to the plots. A new enhanced hedgerow is also proposed to the front site boundary ensure visual continuity along Queen Edith’s Way.
By producing a high quality development we have created viable and vibrant buildings that incorporate green spaces, amplify local character, and contribute positively to the environment of the existing community.